Monday, November 30th, 2020
We cannot avoid aging but, fortunately, we have options, like a non surgical liquid facelift, to slow the process. It used to be that major plastic surgical procedures was the only option to stay looking younger. Over time, however, we developed non surgical procedures that can now correct the problems from aging found in younger people and those who have already had a facelift. A facelift is still the only thing that can restore contouring to the jawline and correct loose neck skin, but, short of that, non surgical procedures can now actually achieve better correction than surgery previously did. This has now become so common that we now call it a nonsurgical facelift. At the Center for Plastic Surgery, we specifically refer to it as Today’s Liquid Lift.
Dr. Buchanan has been treating the signs of aging for many years. His training and experience have led to innovative techniques using injectable solutions such as Botox, fillers, and fat transfer along with skin rejuvenation. Additionally, a nonsurgical facelift sometimes also includes laser or IPL to further address the signs of aging. Dr. Buchanan developed Today’s Liquid Lift to achieve a more relaxed, vibrant, refreshed look that maintains the natural structure and appearance of a person’s face. This approach to aging is customized to each individual, addressing the specific changes that are making the face look older than desired.
The liquid facelift technique that our patients receive is especially effective at addressing the early signs of aging, such as undereye ‘bags’, facial folds, tissue descent, creases, and more. It is also often sought by people who have already had a facelift and are experiencing new signs of aging. Rather than tightening the skin, a liquid facelift restores volume where deflation has occurred. With unique experience and knowledge of facial anatomy, Dr. Buchanan traces some of the common signs of aging to their root cause, resulting in better, more natural patient outcomes.
As an example, we’ll look at the lines that develop between the nose and mouth. When fillers were first developed, the approach to nasolabial folds was to inject the line itself, raising the fold to the surface. This could help but it did not address the original reason for these increased creases. Nasolabial folds occur when the midface loses volume and the tissues descend by gravity. When volume can be restored with fillers or fat, lines are naturally smoothed by elevating the structures to their natural position.
Facelift surgery used to be the only way to refresh the face. Now we have options that can either act as a substitute or an enhancement of that technique and, in some cases, are better. To learn more about Today’s Liquid Facelift, call our Highlands, NC office at (828) 526-3783.